This Kind Couple Just Saved These Complete Strangers’ Wedding

Dulce Gonzalez just experienced a bride’s worst nightmare on her wedding day.

Since it was announced there would only be a 15% chance of rain, she had planned a beach ceremony for her big day. Unfortunately, Mother Nature can’t always be predicted, and a little before the ceremony was due to start, full-on pouring rain, lightning included, forced the couple, Dulce and Ariel, as well as their entire wedding party to remain in their cars.

Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, Gonzalez recalls:

“I was in the car with my mom and dad about to have a panic attack and break down crying, thinking, ‘Oh, my God. What are we going to do?’” 

Thankfully, the world is full of good people, and when Shannon and Cynthia Strunk from Pascagoula, Mississippi, saw the dejected group they invited the whole lot to have the wedding in their home.

“She comes out and the lightning strikes, so she put her umbrella down,” said Gonzalez. “She came up to the window and said, ‘Y’all are more than welcome to come to our house. I’ll have everything ready in 10 minutes.’”

A kind couple saved strangers' wedding: The original location
The original location
The original wedding location. Photo: Courtesy of Dulce Gonzalez

Gonzalez said she assumed they would be put into a small room somewhere to have the ceremony, but they soon saw that wasn’t the case. Apparently, Cynthia and her husband Shannon had put chairs for almost 50 guests in a spacious living room, and even gave the bride a smaller room to get ready in.

A kind couple saved strangers' wedding: The ceremony
Photo: Courtesy of Dulce Gonzalez


“It honestly looked like we had planned it there,” Gonzalez says, and she remembers thinking, “God definitely wanted us to get married. Thank you for sending us these two little angels to save our big day and make it even more special.”

This is how the room the Strunks pulled together in just 10 minutes looked:

A kind couple saved strangers' wedding: The ceremony

Photo: Courtesy of Dulce Gonzalez


Dulce told Yahoo Lifestyle that she was taken back from such hospitality.

“Usually here in Mississippi, I’m not going to say everybody, but there is a lot of racism — white people racist against the Hispanics or black people. Not all of them. I have come across a lot of them who are nice and open-minded, but there are many who aren’t. So I didn’t expect it at all, at all, at all.”

The newlywed couple went on to have their reception at a restaurant called Woody’s, where they’d originally planned to.

A kind couple saved strangers' wedding: The ceremony

Photo: Courtesy of Dulce Gonzalez



Two days after the wedding, Dulce and Ariel went back to the Strunks’ house along with flowers and cake to show their gratitude.

“[Cynthia] was like, ‘Y’all should come over for dinner,’” said Gonzalez. “We will never ever forget that day. That was an extreme blessing and made our big day even more special.” She added that they have even exchanged numbers and plan to keep in touch.

A kind couple saved strangers' wedding: The Bride

Photo: Courtesy of Dulce Gonzalez


As for the Strunks, they told WLOX that they “didn’t think [they] were doing anything grand,” and “were just helping.”


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Source: Huffingtonpost